Golf Course Management

SEP 2014

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28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 09.14 Decision may come soon on New Mexico course The contract expires this month at Coyote del Malpais Golf Course in Grants, N.M. The mayor hasn't exactly been a proponent of renewing it, according to the Cibola Beacon. www.cibolabeacon.com/news/ what-s-next-for-coyote-del-malpais-golf-course/ article_30321684-173d-11e4-a9950019bb29 63f4.html Drought issues in the Pacifc Northwest California isn't alone when it comes to drought problems. Southern Oregon also has encountered is - sues — golf courses — included, as uncovered by the Mail Tribune in Medford. Six golf courses in the area are affected. www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ article?AID =/20140712/SPORTS/407120313/-1/ NEWS Iowa casino bets on 2015 course opening A new golf course at Grand Falls Casino in Larch- wood, Iowa, may have looked like it was ready to open this year but that won't happen, according to KDLT. com. The Course will be called The Falls. www.kdlt. com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id =37478&Itemid= 57 New use for closed New York course Dix Hills Golf Club closed last year. The nine- hole facility now is expected to be the site for homes that could be priced in the millions, Newsday re - ports. www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/new- developer-plans-luxury-homes-for-former-dix-hill- golf-course-1.8884567 Tweets RETWEETS In the NEWS Amateur championship takes place there. The Upper Course will be used for stroke play quali - fying; the Lower Course will be the course for companion stroke play. Mark D. Kuhns, CGCS, is director of grounds at Baltusrol and a 34-year member of GCSAA. Kuhns served as GCSAA president in 2009. Baltusrol has hosted seven U.S. Opens, which is sec - ond only to Oakmont. Jack Nicklaus won two of his four U.S. Opens at Baltusrol. Bernhard receives honor Stephen Bernhard added another title to his name: Master. Bernhard, executive chairman of England-based Bernhard and Co., recently took over from the Earl of Wes- sex as Master of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, which is one of 110 livery companies in London dating back to 1345. Such trade and craft associations are prevalent throughout Europe. The city of London companies, known as the Livery, are unique in their survival, number and di - versity. Livery companies foster their various professions, crafts and trades as well as serving their community. Bernhard has been part of the Worshipful Company of Gardeners for more than three decades. He follows in the footsteps of his father, Jeffrey. Old Tom Morris book author seeks funding Golf historian Roger McStravick needs help in pub- lishing his book, "St. Andrews — In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris." McStravick, who resides in St. Andrews, launched a campaign to raise $38,000 to publish and produce 2,000 books, with an anticipated release of late fall. A pledge of $8,500 will reward the frst donor with use of a two-bed - room house for seven days during the 2015 British Open championship at the Old Course plus a personal tour of the town and lunch in the St. Andrews Club that overlooks the 18th green at St. Andrews. For three years, McStravick researched the University of St. Andrews' golf collection for the book, which includes rare and unpublished photos and unknown stories about the Old Course, including the naming of its bunkers. To make a donation, visit https://www.kickstarter. com/projects/1527571987/st-andrews-in-the-footsteps- of-old-tom-morris . Eric Swenson @foridiansup Double-backtrack fairways this week @ -0.200". pic.twitter.com/yVteVm MES0 East lake Agronomy @eastlake1904_ New pine straw being applied to beds. @ rkepplegcs Jacob Gordon @hhgcsuper He's just going to stand there and get wet. Adam Garr @Superin10dent 4.5" rain, the second highest total ever in SE Michigan. Dan Grogan @purdueturfy Bermuda tee has been thriving the past few weeks. A little hairy after 2 days w/o a cut. #cleanliving Syngenta @Syngenta We want to help restore & maintain vibrant rural communities & enable #farmers to progress beyond subsis - tence #ag: http://ow.ly/Ae0kx Mark Prieur @markprieur Any idea what the heck these things are? Where's the entomologist when u need them? Ridgewood CC Grounds @RCC_ Grounds Ash all over the course this morning. I wonder where the fre was last night. Terry Davio @terrydavio I love it when the greens are getting dry enough to need irrigation and there's a guaranteed rain event on the way. Christian Kuhn @kuhn_c @SuperProblems Blown decoders from direct lightning hit. 45 and counting.

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